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Linux RTCW v1.3 Patch

March 16th, 2002 by Crusader

Version 1.3 of Return to Castle Wolfensteinhas been released for Linux. Changesin this release include the addition ofPunkBuster support(docs), a cheating countermeasuresystem. In addition, there’s a new objective map in this release, Ice.The Linux Wolf FAQ can be found here should you have any issues.

RTCW Version 1.3 Patch:
id Software FTP
3D Downloads

Dusk 2.7.1

March 14th, 2002 by keerf

Version 2.7.1 of the multiplayer RPG engine Dusk has been released. Changes and or fixes in this release include many bug fixes, as well as complete support for the new Dusk Tracker, a utility for finding Dusk worlds.

Download: dusk-2.7.1.tar

Exult Release Candidate 1

March 14th, 2002 by keerf

Jeff Freedman of the Exult project wrote in to let everyone know about Exult Release Candidate 1. This is primarily a bug fix release with the goal of having Black Gate and Serpent Isle fully playable.

You can download the latest source from: http://exult.sourceforge.net/download.php

Team Factor

March 13th, 2002 by Alkini

Bernd Ritter from Holarse and other people have pointed out that the Team Factor site lists, under their tech specs, that Linux (OpenGL) is a supported platform. Team Factor is a multi-player action game-in-progress that focuses on team play and incorporates RPG elements. Other game features listed on the site include:

  • optimised algorithms for outdoor and indoor environments
  • skeleton-based detailed animations of characters
  • real time lighting and shadows
  • 3D sound
  • multiplayer of up to 60 players

Reaper 0.97

March 13th, 2002 by Alkini

Nikolay Ivanchev wrote in to let us know that version 0.97 of Reaper (screenshots) has been released. Reaper is a 3d spaceship combat sim. The Reaper site also has some videos related to the game.

Reaper 0.97 source: reaper-0.97-src.tar.gz
Data: reaper-0.97-data.tar.gz (required)

Hephaestus 1.06

March 13th, 2002 by Alkini

Version 1.06 of the Java-based RPG-maker Hephaestus (screenshots) has been released; changes include user-defined artificial intelligence and more image and sound formats supported.

Hephaestus 1.06 download: hephaestus.zip

Vega Strike 0.2.1

March 13th, 2002 by Alkini

Version 0.2.1 of the Wing Commander-inspired space combat sim Vega Strike (screenshots) has been released; changes include:

  • stars look brighter
  • music
  • joystick support
  • new missions
  • improved HUD

Vega Strike 0.2.1 downloads: @ vegastrike.sf.net

Marbles 1.0.2

March 13th, 2002 by Alkini

Version 1.0.2 of the Atomix-like game Marbles (screenshots: 1 | 2 | 3) has been released. This version includes colorkey bugfixes.

Marbles 1.0.2 source: marbles-1.0.2.tar.gz

Wine 20020310; LGPL

March 13th, 2002 by Alkini

Alexandre Julliard announced the release of Wine 20020310. This version is identical to the previous release (20020228) except that this one is released under the terms of GNU Lesser General Public License. This license change comes after a approximately a month of discussion about changing the license.

Wine 20020310 source: Wine-20020310.tar.gz

Pre-orders for the PS2 Linux Kit

March 13th, 2002 by Alkini

The venerable Sam Lantinga wrote in to let us know that the PS2 Linux Kit is now available for pre-order. The price for the kit is $199 and it’s expected to ship May 22. The PS2 Linux Community page states that if you pre-order, your credit card will not be charged until your kit is ready to ship.

Tux Games Back

March 11th, 2002 by Crusader

After some downtime over the weekend due to a power surge, the online Linux game retailer Tux Games is back up.

Yet Another Loki Epilogue

March 11th, 2002 by Crusader

A reader sent in a link to this analysisof Loki Software’s end, which looks at the financial aspects of the company’sdemise. You can still find our Loki timelinehere.

FooBillard Website Update

March 11th, 2002 by keerf

floh wrote in with a short message with regards to the FooBillard site moving to a new host. The new address for the website is http://foobillard.sunsite.dk, and also floh sent his thanks for all the hosting offers he got.

Furthermore, there is now a binary rpm of V0.8 is available and ready for download on the website.

Epiar 0.13

March 11th, 2002 by keerf

0.13 of the space adventure/combat game in development Epiar has been released. Changes and or fixes in this release include:

  • Lots of bug fixes
  • More lively (more planets, sprites, action)
  • All new physics engine (you can drift now!)
  • New starships
  • Improved CPU usage

Download: epiar-0.13-linux.tar.gz

Arianne ALPHA 2

March 11th, 2002 by keerf

Miguel Angel Blanch wrote in to announce a new version of Arianne. This version is being released as a Tech Preview, also there still is no working client, but it sounds like some code is in place for it and it cane do some small actions. The server itself has been improved and has had some new features added to it:

  • Command Line Support
    • exit
    • disconnect player_connection
    • list
    • create object_type
  • MySQL database for Player accounts
  • Secure Login through RSA
  • Working RP Engine on C++
  • Working Action System

Miguel also sent in this side note:

Also we have refused to keep on DLL Renderes, instead we have changed to a better concept: libArianneClient.
The point is that we have stored all the calls that the Client could need on a class, so now to code a new Arianne client is as simple as call these functions. Soon we will release documentation on this feature, that will make easier than ever to create an Arianne client.

Please, go, download Arianne and test it. The sooner the bugs are cleared, the sooner the working client will be avaliable.

Download: http://www.arianne.cx

Possible Worlds Update

March 11th, 2002 by keerf

Possible Worlds, the 3D underwater combat game, has been finally released under the GPL. Since development on the game has come to a basic halt, the developers though the sourcecode would be interesting to alot of people. The source is avaliable at: http://possibleworlds.sourceforge.net.

NVIDIA Driver 1.0-2802

March 7th, 2002 by Alkini

Andy Mecham let us know that version 1.0-2802 of NVIDIA‘s Linux kernel driver has been released; changes include:

  • GeForce4 and Quadro4 Support
  • OpenGL 1.3 with NVIDIA extensions
  • Improved IGP and mobile support
  • Overlay support for Quadro products
  • MPEG acceleration for GeForce4 MX
  • Anisotropic filtering support

NVIDIA Driver 1.0-2802 downloads: http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?PAGE=linux

RTCW BoB Tourney Update

March 6th, 2002 by Crusader

Just a quick note: The Battle on the Beachhead tournament is nearing completion;a semifinal match between DarkSide and DeathTouch is going on rightnow (you can read somecommentary on the matchup at ShackEShere).Whoever wins will face the winner of the Empire-Doctors matchtomorrow evening for the final round. I’ve been playing some RTCW matches myself recently (including an ill-fated foray into BoB), and it’s been prettyfun, so if you’re inclined towards organized online competition, give ladder play a try.

TransGaming Site Updates

March 6th, 2002 by Alkini

The TransGaming site has been updated and revamped. The news and Subscriber Hi-Lites sections have been limited to just the headline on the main page to make it easier to browse through. Also, two new columns have been added: Gavriel States… and President’s Message; both offer updates from the management at TG.

glHack 0.8.5

March 6th, 2002 by Alkini

Version 0.8.5 of the SDL-based OpenGL NetHack port glHack (screenshots) has been released; changes include:

  • better 32×32 tileset
  • new config file
  • improved support for keyboard auto-repeat
  • bugfixes

glHack 0.8.5 downloads: http://glhack.sourceforge.net/download.php

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